The flu vaccine can also be administered as a nasal spray instead
of the usual injection method. It is an alternative for healthy,
non-pregnant people age 2 to 49 who want to be protected from the
flu virus. Unlike the regular vaccine, it is a live virus.
Therefore, it is best if the person receiving it does not have
close contact with people who have a weakened immune system.
Review Date: 10/05/2010
Reviewed By: A.D.A.M. Editorial: David Zieve, MD, MHA, and David R. Eltz.
Previously reviewed by David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of
Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine,
University of Washington School of Medicine (10/5/2010).
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